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>> it would need to be as soon as possible. the abag program is geared towards capital projects and this is more of an operation-based project so that even aside from the sponsorship issue, there are other things that we're trying to address in the application. but we would need -- apri did need an eligible project sponsor as soon as possible. [speaker not understood] mta as well. >> thank you. >> thank you. commissioner mar. >> thanks. and i wanted to just say that i'll review the criteria. i know that a number of the projects impact multiple districts. i note for one number 4, the fulton street gate enhancement probably impacts districts 5, 6 and a little bit of 1. the biggest one down at the bottom, number 11, the masonic avenue complete streets. i think it's a tiny bit of 2 and much of 5 and a little bit of 1 as well.
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but is that a part of the criteria, that it's going to impact the broader range of supervisorial districts than just one? i know it's based largely on need and how it fits a complete streets model, i'm guessing, but what about the range of supervisorial districts that might hit? >> one of the prioritization -- one of the primary prioritization for mtc was supported by development areas. that is the guiding principle as far as geography. >> and the pdas or the priority development areas are mostly in the eastern neighborhoods, is that right? >> primarily. we can certainly provide you with a map, but yes, it is primarily in the eastern side of the city. but not only, not exclusively, though. >> and i had a question about the safe routes to schools. i know that there are two on the list. i'm wondering does dph and dpw
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and even the school district look at the city-wide needs and prioritize it or does it just come up -- well, why would ert [speaker not understood] be on the list and not -- betsy car michael and schools in the bayview, for example? but i'm just wondering. >> right. there are actually three safe routes to school applications, et cetera, on this list. they do stem from a combination of identification efforts. one is a city-wide identification of project needs and there are also walking audits that are performed by the department of public health and also the safe routes to school members to identify specific projects to be implemented in the near future. >> and the two that i see on the list look like they're build outs and it looks like
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they cost [speaker not understood] for a build out. that sounds like a lot of money for a build out. i'm wondering if you could talk a little about that. >> as far as the project scope, it is a collection of different scope elements. so, it's not to say that the $500,000 cost is only build outs. but we can certainly provide more details on the scope elements. >> let me add to that, commissioner mar, it's a very good question. the $100,000 build out would be a bar r bargain in this town. * based on individual location, whether the [speaker not understood] is involved, whether there is a fire hydrant in the vicinity of it and so on, the cost of relocating [speaker not understood] is tremendous. we've seen build out costs of $200,000, and even more over the years. and those are numbers that go
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back five and six years. so, it's unfortunate that these things cost so much because it limits the amount we can do. but it's not out of line with historic trends we've seen. >> it just sounds that i should have my staff check in with dph about the safe routes to school priorities and look to see what the school that are on that list are so that the next round of abag proposals can include more of the schools. >> that's correct. and we can also send you the current list of schools that are on the list to have walking audits. >> that would be great, thank you. >> and the district elementary school. i would like to clarify. >> colleagues, unless there are any other questions or comments, why don't we open it up to public comment. mr. chair, you do know that i make it a point to come here from time to time to understand
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the deliberations that are going over here. now, certain women who have a lot of experience from the bayview came to me and explained to me one of the meetings that was mentioned by the director here under the auspices of the san francisco health department. now, i think the san francisco county transportation authority should have a detailed orientation on what really is happening in the bayview. and it's not as simple as you think when you talk about safe routes. our young people have to cross four or five [speaker not understood] going to school,
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another four or five [speaker not understood] getting back. and the san francisco county transportation authority purports to know everything. but in the last nine months we have bus routes, like the 44, that cannot even go to certain destinations. they just stop below the hill and our students and our youth [speaker not understood]. when people come to me, then i have to work with the community response network and i have to work with volunteers who escort our young people and our seniors. now, i would want those people who are having these meetings at the ymca to have these meetings at the bayview opera house or the [speaker not understood] facility -- >> thank you very much. and the [speaker not understood]. i'm going to put it in writing.
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thank you very much. >> thank you. is there any other member of the public who would like to seek? -- speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk, if you can please call item number 5. >> item number 5, exercise the first one-year option of the legal services contract with nossman llp and increase the contract amount by $350,000, to a total amount not to exceed $1,310,000, for general legal counsel services and authorize the executive director to modify non-material contract terms and conditions. this is an action item. >> great, thank you. this is an item that came before our finance committee. i don't know if there are any comments or questions on this item before we take action. if we can have public comment. is there any member of the public who would like to speak on this item please come forward. seeing none, public comment is closed. the house has changed, so, if we can take a roll call on this item. [roll call]
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>> the item passes. >> the item passes. if you can call item 6, please. >> appoint winston parsons to the geary corridor bus rapid transit citizens advisory committee. this is an action item. >> this is an item that came before the plans and programs committee. unless there are any comments or questions, why don't we open it up to public comment. any member of the public who would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, unless there's any objection, can we take this same house same call? same house, same call. and we want to thank winston parsons for his service to the city and county of san francisco. can you please call item 7. >> item number 7, allocate $3 million in proposition k funds, with conditions, to the peninsula corridor joint powers board for implementation of the communications-based overlay signal system project, subject to the attached fiscal year cash flow distribution schedule; amend the strategic plan; and commit to allocate $6,390,000 in fiscal year 2013/14 and $6,470,000 in fiscal year 2014/15 prop k funds to the cboss project.
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this is an action item. >> this is again another item that came before the plans and programs committee. turn it over to our executive director. >> yes, mr. chairman, thank you. commissioners, there is another handout that is on your desks which has a title of agenda item 7. that is simply for your information since this item is a very important allocation for the division of caltrain. we had a discussion on conditions and oversight related conditions at the boards and programs committee. and i just wanted to report that as a result of that very important discussion i think there was essentially a committee formed by project
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sponsors that will now do joint oversight of the work of the joint powers board in pursuing this electric ifcation project. the bottom line is all project sponsors will receive the technical and project status reports * including the cost and budget reports that jpv will be submitting to the federal transit administration and there will be periodic meetings to review the problems of the project and to request concurrence from -- review and concurrence from all of the project sponsors. so, this is really i think a win for the project, but also for the region because the transportation commission will be involved in that in addition to the transportation authorities of san mateo, santa
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clara and san francisco counties. we are essentially working from the same sheet. i think this is a good model for how these multi-county projects not just get if you -- funded, but how the oversight gets done. fundamental here is it is the same information that will be provided to everyone. * so, that's just a clarification on the conditions that are in the board resolution, the project -- the allocation was recommended unanimously by the plans and programs committee. >> thank you, mr. moskovich. unless there are any comments or questions, why don't we open it up to public comment. any member of the public would like to speak on item 7, please come forward. good morning, thank you for the opportunity. my name is roland [speaker not understood], i'm from san jose. i am one of the strongest supporters of the caltrain modernization program. i [speaker not understood] it
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extensive the last year. i am really pleased by the report from the executive director with the recent developments because frankly there have been questions about how this project has been moving in the last year. i'll give you some examples. highlights for the last year ask a 1-1/2 million dollars bond, get the accurate gps coordinates of the equipment, and $6 million in program management. now, there are many amounts of technical questions that have to be answered urgently because it directly impacts the capacity of the line down the peninsula affecting all the cities because currently the plan is to put passing track. we frankly are not required if you have a modern signalling system. in closing, what you have in front of you is an application for signaling system. it's got nothing to do with electrification which is in prop k.
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[speaker not understood]. in other words, you have a choice in front of you today. you can either approve this or you can defer it to a later date. thank you very much. >> thank you, sir. is there any other member of the public who would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, unless we have any comments or questions, can we take this same house same call? same house same call, item passes. madam collect, if you can please call item 8. >> introduction of new items, this is an information item. >> colleagues, any new items for introduction? why don't we open it up to public comment. any member of the public who would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. if you can call item number 9. >> item number 9, public comment. >> this is an opportunity for any member of the public who would like to speak on any item that's not on the agenda but is within the jurisdiction of the county transportation authority. seeing none, public comment is closed. and item 10. >> item 10, adjournment. >> meeting adjourned. and again, happy thanksgiving to everyone.
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>> hello, i am with the recreation and parks department. we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines
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and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded.
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on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock formations. you could watch the sunrise over the bay. this is another one of our great
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lookouts. we are at mount davidson. 928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. to not forget that dogs and enjoy all of the pathways and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city. come up here and listen to nature, i get some fresh air. that view is fantastic. >> where sturdy shoes. hikers get the feeling of being in a rain forest. mount davidson is also a great
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place to escape the noise and the bustle of the city. take the 36 bus and it will drop you at the entrance. it is quite a hike to the top but the view is worth every step. this is the place to bring that someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is an enchanting place. is a popular spot for paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed for these your boating -- for leisure boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flourished.
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there is also a waterfall, two bridges, and trails the climb to the summit, the highest point at more than four hundred feet. you can catch glimpses of the western side of the city that make this hilltop a romantic look out. for public transit, i take the n train. the lad the ad -- lake is ada accessible. watch many ducks, swans, and siegel's. -- seagulls. it is a great place to stroll and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around a lake, going under the bridges, passing the chinese pavilion and the waterfall. for a quiet getaway, making for
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a memorable and magical experience. located on 19th avenue, this growth is the place to where you're hiking boots, bring the family and the dog because it has so much to offer you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the park is rich with eucalyptus trees. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for a dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy the history. the diversity of nature that exists in such an urban city, concrete streets, cars, we have this oasis of the natural environment.
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it reminds us of what the history was. >> there is a section for dogs and plenty of parking. transit is available on the 28 bus to get you very easily. the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. it is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll around the lake and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is a place to find and appreciate what you -- a wonderful breath of fresh air. come and experience in this park and enjoy the people, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved ones.
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in the middle of pacific heights, on top of these hills, it offers a great square, a peaceful beauty, large trees and grass and greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football and picnics. it is very much a couple's park. there are many activities you can experience together. stroll on the pathways, bring your dog, or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all that it has to offer together. many couples find this is a perfect park to throw down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place that you can share with someone you chairs. lafayette park is also easily accessed from the 47, 49, and 90
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buses. it is ada accessible. we are here at the historic palace of fine art in the marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated on san francisco's number waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. set against the reflecting waters of the lagoon and eucalyptus trees, the palace is one of san francisco post most -- san francisco's most romantic spots to relax with that special
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someone while listening to the water and gazing at the swans. a beautiful to view from many locations along the mattoon, an ideal place to -- all -- lagoon, an ideal place to walk with a loved one. reservations for weddings are available at discarding contains plants referred to by william shakespeare's plays and poems. welcome to the shakespeare garden here in the famous golden gate park. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association.
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here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations.
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take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30, 45, or 91 bus. the garden was designed by thomas church in 1957. grow old with me, the best is
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yet to be is inscribed on a sundial. it is anchored by twin white gazebos and flowers that bloom year-round. this is the place to tell someone special or the place to declare the commitment you two share. weddings and the event reservations are available for this adorable hidden gem. we know there are many other romantic parks in san francisco. we hope you have enjoyed this torre of lookouts, picnics, and strolls that are available every day. until next time, do not forget to get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations or any other location, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings,

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